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Mexican insurers estimate costs of 863 million dollars for earthquakes

The earthquakes of September 7 and 19 in Mexico left estimated losses in 16,449 million pesos (863 million dollars), which place them among the five most catastrophes costly history in Mexico, reported today the Mexican Association of Insurance Institutions (Amis).

Mexico, Nov 9 (EFE) .- The earthquakes of September 7 and 19 in Mexico left losses estimated at 16,449 million pesos (863 million dollars), which are placed between the five most expensive catastrophes in history in Mexico, reported today the Mexican Association of Insurance Institutions (Amis).

The global amount of losses from these movements Telluric in the center and south of the country is contained in 38,661 claim requests received by insurers, explained the entity at a press conference.

The estimate of The damage, which could rise due to an eventual presentation of more claims, places the September earthquakes among the five most costly catastrophes in history, the official said. Director general of Amis, Recaredo Arias.

In current dollars, the natural disaster that left more losses has been Hurricane Vilma, registered in 2008 and which cost 2,125 million dollars. dollars, he explained.

Cyclone Odile (2014) cost 1,141 million dollars, Gilberto (1988) reached 1,050 million dollars, a figure similar to the estimated losses left by the earthquake of September 19, 1985, he said.

The earthquakes of September 7, of magnitude 8.2 (to which a replica was added on the 23rd of that month), and of 19 magnitude 7.1, caused 471 fatalities in central and southern Mexico.

The director of Amis explained that the earthquake of September 7 has left estimated losses of 6.338 million pesos (332.5 million dollars) and that insurers have received 7,570 compensation requests at the moment.

On the other hand, "in the earthquake of September 19 we have 31,091 requests for compensation that have an estimate at this time of 10,111 million pesos (530.5 million dollars), "said the director of the Amis.

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